Jeff 2000 Fund
Sidney Kimmel Receives Cornerstone Award at President's Club
Sidney Kimmel was presented with the distinguished Cornerstone Award at
the 1996 President's Club Dinner of Thomas Jefferson University held at
the Ritz-Carlton on October 4. University President Paul C. Brucker, MD,
and his wife, Joan, hosted the annual dinner dance, which also honored 16
new members of the Winged Ox Society and four new Fellows.
Mrs. Samuel M. V. Hamilton, chairman of The Jefferson 2000 Fund campaign,
presented Mr. Kimmel with the Cornerstone Award for his "truly exceptional
support" of Jefferson. The Kimmel Cancer Center of Jefferson Medical
College and Kimmel Cancer Institute were named in appreciation of the Sidney
Kimmel Foundation's gift of $10 million to Jefferson Medical College for
cancer research. Mr. Kimmel is founder and chairman of the Jones Apparel
Group and a longtime supporter of medical interests in the region.
Jefferson Campaign Approaches $140 Million
Dr. Brucker announced that The Jefferson 2000 Fund campaign is a year ahead
of schedule. "We have only $60 million to raise toward our goal of
$200 million," he reported to more than 250 of Jefferson's closest
friends and benefactors who attended the dinner.
Dr. Brucker gave new members of the Winged Ox Society a gold winged ox pin
in appreciation of their generous support. Receiving pins were: Mr. Nathan
Auerbach; Mr. Thomas J. Carter Jr.; Owen A. Chang, MD, '56; Dr. Thomas J.
Connelly, postgraduate, '85; Martin Cooperman, MD, '38; Dr. and Mrs. J.
Wallace Davis, '42; Mr. Jay Dunphy; Mr. William S. Farish, III; Norman Fisher,
MD, '49; Martin Greitzer, Esq.; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Lustgarten; Mr. Thomas
B. Morris Jr.; Dr. and Mrs. Gerald J. Papariello; Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H.
Polett; Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff; and Yong Shik Shin, MD, postgraduate,
Dr. Brucker then presented gold-headed physicians' canes to new Fellows
of the President's Club for their exceptional support: Mrs. Robert L. Banse,
whose gift established a loan fund for Jefferson Medical College students;
Mr. Barry Green, for his outstanding gifts to the Barolot Pain and Paralysis
Program and the Jefferson Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Center; and Mr.
Charles G. Kopp, who has provided longstanding support of Jefferson and
the orthopaedic laboratory. Mr. and Mrs. R. Richard Williams, whose generosity
has helped make the Center for Preventive Cardiology a reality, were unable